The complex, multilevel causes of the ongoing obesity epidemic necessitate multilevel approaches to address the problem. Accordingly, interest in multilevel obesity interventions has expanded rapidly in recent years. We conducted an updated literature review of multilevel interventions for obesity prevention and reduction. We identified six protocols and six articles on completed studies that were published between January 2016 and September 2018. Of the completed studies, four found significant intervention effects on body mass index and/or waist circumference. Two showed significant improvements in diet and two showed significant improvements in physical activity. These studies highlight the promise multilevel interventions offer for addressing obesity at the population level.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Current Opinion in Endocrine and Metabolic Research|
|State||Published - Feb 2019|
- Multilevel intervention
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism